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Blessed or trying to obtain the blessing?

In order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Gal. 3:14 NAS)

One of those “aha moments” in our faith walk comes when it finally settles in our hearts that Christ’s sacrifice brought the blessing of God to us- without our works. There is a reason why we are all concerned about the blessing. It is like the rain that makes the earth soft and productive. It is what makes life on earth beautiful. Just ask father Abraham when you get to heaven!

The scripture above tells us that the “blessing of Abraham came to the gentiles” in Christ. The preceding verse tells us the reason why “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us– for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’ “(Gal. 3:13). Christ was cursed so that you would be blessed. The blessing to you is not free, it is only freely given to you, but was not free for Him. God’s expectation is that you will adjust your mindset from trying to “get blessed”, to activating and walking in the blessing. It has not yet settled in many believers that they truly have what they are looking for. You are blessed in Christ with the blessing of God.

MEDITATE

Ponder deeply upon the verses above. Have you already had the “aha moment”?

PRAY

Thank the Lord for the sacrifice He paid to bring us the blessing. Ask the Spirit to make this revelation a reality to you.

APPLY THE WORD TODAY!

One of the best ways to appreciate God for the blessing is to appropriate it. Use it, and enjoy the benefits. Jesus suffered and died for it. It “hurts His heart” when He sees us trying to obtain what He already sacrificially obtained for us.  Giving does not bring the blessing to you. It only activates the blessing. This truth can change your life. You are blessed, so you can peacefully stop all efforts to “get blessed”. God wants you to believe, and walk in faith. Let your actions be out of faith, and not attempts to “get blessed”.

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